Choosing the right roofing system for your home bears a lot of consideration. As a homeowner, you should consider options that are durable and effective at providing your home with protection against wind, water, and heat damage. While there are many materials available on the market, it might be hard to settle on the best option for your home.
Metal roofing is a superior choice for residential homes because of metals’ unique properties. Many homeowners aren't aware of the different attributes a metal roofing system offers their home.
1. Metal Roofs Have Longer Lifespans
Roofing systems are an investment. When you have one installed, you want to ensure it's going to last you for years to come. Get more out of your money with a metal roof. There are various materials on the market that improve longevity with specialized coatings and paints that prevent damage.
2. Save on Your Air Conditioning Bill
Metal roofs have the capabilities to repel heat from the sun during the hot summer months. It's an excellent conductor of heat meaning the panels won't warp or bubble with exposure to higher temperatures. Application of paneling with specialized coatings only improve these properties ensuring your home stays cool. Choose colors that are light as they will reflect more solar radiation from the sun. The result is a reduction in the use of your HVAC system. Studies have shown metal roofing systems can save homeowners roughly 40% in heating and cooling costs. There are some initiatives from utility companies for homeowners to collect a discount if they have a metal roof installed. It's worth contacting your local service provider to see if this incentive applies to your situation.
3. Eco-Friendly Roofing Option
If being eco-friendly factors into your decision making, metal roofing is a superior choice. Most of the manufactured materials are made from 25% recycled materials, and the panels themselves are also recyclable at the end of their lifespan. Almost 20 billion pounds of asphalt shingles are disposed of in landfills across the country. Though they are technically recyclable, they contain a toxic chemical that deems them unsafe for the procedure. The construction of each metal panel is lighter in weight. Architects can, therefore, design homes that don't require as many structural components to support a heavy roofing system. It will not only help homeowners save on cost but reduce environmental footprint.
4. Develop a Unique and Customized Look for Your Home
The beauty of metal is its ability to form into various shapes and thicknesses. There is a wide variety of colors and coatings to help homeowners find the perfect look. It's even possible to have metal produced in a manner that will look like asphalt shingles, clay tiles, or slate roofing. As we previously mentioned, you'll be installing a system that will outlast almost every other material available. Traditional metal roofing requires thousands of fasteners. These screw fasteners can look unappealing and downgrade the appearance. However, the modern way to install metal roofing allows for adhesive instead of screw fasteners.
StealthBond® is the only patented roofing adhesive system available that provides superior protection without compromising what is important to you. The StealthBond® Installation system is both Florida Building Code Approved and Miami-Dade County Approved meaning your metal roofing system will withstand some of the harshest conditions.
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